Board of Directors

The Geothermal Rising Board of Directors is comprised of thirteen voting members in 2022 with new representatives from Consultant, Energy-Advocate, Government, International, Owner/Operator, and At-Large seats.
The Geysers Geothermal Complex in California is the largest geothermal installation in the world.

Congratulations to the New Board of Directors!

Geothermal Rising is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors. All seven appointees have been selected based on their wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and commitment to advancing Geothermal Rising’s mission.

The newly elected board members who will assume office in early 2022 are:

  • Jay Egg, Egg Geo, LLC  (At Large Seat)
  • Rita Esuru Okoroafor, Stanford University (At Large Seat)
  • Jaclyn Urbank, POWER Engineers, Inc. (Consultant Seat)
  • Jeanine Vany, Eavor Technologies Inc. (Energy Advocate Seat)
  • Elisabeth de Jong (Government Seat)
  • Kennie Tsui, New Zealand Geothermal Association (International Seat)
  • Nick Goodman, Cyrq Energy, Inc. (Owner/Operator Seat)

These incoming board members will join the following continuing board members:

  • Kelly Blake, United States Navy (President of the Board)
  • Jericho Reyes, Calpine Corporation - The Geysers (Developer Seat)
  • Mark Gran, CalEnergy (Utility Seat)
  • Nicole Lautze, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Academic Seat}
  • Laure Mora, Climeon (At Large Seat)
  • Sarah Jewett, Fervo Energy (Policy Committee Representative)
  • Moones Alamooti, University of North Dakota (Student Committee Representative)

Finally, we would like to thank the following outgoing board members for their many contributions:

  • Jon Trujillo
  • Douglas Hollett
  • Josh Nordquist
  • Ann Robertson Tait


Board of Directors
Owner/Operator Seat
Nick Goodman
Cyrq Energy, Inc.
Academic Seat
Nicole Lautze
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Policy Committee Rep.
Sarah Jewett
Fervo Energy
Student Committee Representative
Moones Alamooti
University of North Dakota
Vice President
Jericho Reyes
Calpine Corporation - The Geysers
At Large Seat
Laure Mora
Consultant Seat
Jaclyn Urbank
POWER Engineers, Inc.
Utility Seat
Mark Gran
Energy Advocate Seat
Jeanine Vany
Eavor Technologies Inc.
Kelly Blake
United States Navy
International Seat
Kennie Tsui
New Zealand Geothermal Association
Government Seat
Elisabeth de Jong
GR Board -- Government Seat